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Mold Detected in Camping Chairs Causes Recall

EMSL Analytical provides advanced testing services to detect mold in environmental samples.


According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 227 Basin model Columbus™ folding camping chairs have been recalled after they were found to contain a variety of molds.

The affected chairs were sold at sporting good stores between April 2012 and October 2012 for a retail price around $15. The style number of the affected chairs is #CC3009-N listed on a label on the side of the seat. Consumers who have purchased these chairs are advised to return them to the point of sale for a full refund.

Mold exposure may result in allergic reactions, during which fever, asthma, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, or lungs may occur. Also, those with health problems or a weak immune system may develop respiratory or other infections. Even those who are not allergic to mold are still at risk because mold spores typically irritate airways causing respiratory symptoms, asthma, and headaches.

To date, no injuries or illnesses have been reported in association with this recall.

“Mold can often be detected by sight or smell, but it is not always visible to the naked eye and should be confirmed by testing,” states Jason Dobranic Ph. D., EMSL’s Vice President of Microbiology & Life Sciences. “EMSL Analytical, one of the nation’s largest mold testing labs, operates numerous accredited laboratories providing advanced testing service to detect mold in air and environmental samples.”

For more information on EMSL’s testing services, please contact EMSL at (800) 220-3675, visit, or email .

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is a full service testing company providing quality lab services under the same private ownership since 1981. Including the corporate lab facility in Cinnaminson, NJ, EMSL Analytical operates over thirty laboratories nationwide in the US and Canada. We provide analytical services for environmental, indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene, forensics, materials science, consumer products, food safety, PCR, pharmaceutical, asbestos, lead, and radiological samples. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies. Please see our website for a complete listing of accreditations.



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